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. ktvu's alex savidge is joining us from oakland with what's next. alex? >> reporter: well, good afternoon. six-day mail delivery has been saved, at least for now. it's certainly a relief for many. customers i talked with today here at the -- many of the customers i talked with today at the main office. everything goes back to february. that's when the postal service said is planned to scale back to monday through friday delivery. that was supposed to take effect in august and save $2 billion a year. but -- but congress intervened. and that means the saturday delivery will remain. one man i spoke to who runs an insurance services business say going to five-day delivery would have hurt. >> yes, it would. i like getting the mail in on saturday also. it would -- i guess this would not threaten package services but when you prune back the tree and prune it too severely that would have gone, too, sometime in the future. i like keeping the postal service intact. >> not such a big deal. especially when you have bills coming. sometimes you dread the bills coming in. a lot of times you ge
and reaction to it. ktvu's alex savidge is joining us from oakland with what's next. alex? >> reporter: well, good afternoon. six-day mail delivery has been saved, at least for now. it's certainly a relief for many. customers i talked with today here at the -- many of the customers i talked with today at the main office. everything goes back to february. that's when the postal service said is planned to scale back to monday through friday delivery. that was supposed to take effect in august and save $2 billion a year. but -- but congress intervened. and that means the saturday delivery will remain. one man i spoke to who runs an insurance services business say going to five-day delivery would have hurt. >> yes, it would. i like getting the mail in on saturday also. it would -- i guess this would not threaten package services but when you prune back the tree and prune it too severely that would have gone, too, sometime in the future. i like keeping the postal service intact. >> not such a big deal. especially when you have bills coming. sometimes
on 2." new at noon, alex savidge joins us live with a rather family reason behind this change in plans. good afternoon, alex. >> reporter: good afternoon. federal budget cuts will keep the blue angels grounded for at least the rest of the year. they are used seeing the jets during the fleet week. it happen this year. the navy made the announcement this morning that the blue angels will not be performing in any airshows for the rest of 2013. pilots will continue to train to main thane their -- maintain their skills. but the money is not there to perform. i talked to a spokesperson for the blue angels whod me this -- who told me this move is related to the sequestration cuts. >> there's a defense policy right now that states that outreach events can only be supported with local assets with no cost to the government. so unfortunately, that means the blue angels will no longer be allowed to fly to the cities across the country to perform. >> reporter: of course, the blue angels are a huge draw at san francisco's fleet week in october. they've performed here every year since 2004, wowing th
more -- to follow the situation and will bring you more information as we get them. >>> alex savidge is live with the fight to keep the doors of a school open. good afternoon, alex. >> reporter: good afternoon. this is ranked as one of the top high schools in one of the -- in all of the country but american-indian public charter is set to shut down in two months. the district points to mismanagement by the former director. now his actions have put parents in a tough spot. a bittersweet day for parents in oakland. as the school faces closure, it's also now ranked at number 38 on a new list of best high schools in the country put out by u.s. news and world reports. it's also ranked as the fifth best high school in california. >> i pray it stays home. >> reporter: edward anderson sends his daughter here and has seen her thrive academically. he says closing the school does not make sense. >> i can't believe it. these scores show the school is doing a good job. why would they tear it down -- close it down, then? >> it's just really a shame. this is like a diamond that shines for oakland.
budget cuts will result in air traffic controllers taking mandatory days off. alex savidge is live with what things look like at sfo. alex? >> reporter: good afternoon. an airport spokesperson told me they've seen a few minor delays but doesn't believe that's an impact of these budget cuts at the federal level. we do know that here at sfo and across the country, there are few air traffic controllers up in the towers and passengers are worried flight delays could get worse. sequestration cuts to create headaches for airline passengers. the move has some passengers fired you. >> congress needs to get their act together and maybe they need to give up some of their assistants and stop bothering the normal, everyday people, with cutting back here and there. >> reporter: the board here show us few flights running behind schedule. but on the east coast, delays are piling up, especially in places like new york and washington, d.c. some flights took off more than two hours late, a result of those furloughs. the faa says fewer air traffic controllers on duty means fewer flights able to take
. ktvu sea 's alex savidge is in our newsroom with more. >> well, "the associated press" reported the two bombs were made out of pressure cookers packed with metal, ball bearings and all of this designed to cause the most serious injuries. federal investigators are interviewing a variety of people as they try to figure out who designed and detonated those devices. [screaming] >> a camera attached to a marathon runner captured this view of one of the explosions. two bombs went off seconds apart near the finish line of the boston marathon. a little while ago, one injured spectator spoke from the hospital. >> you're mad because why? why do people do this, whether for religion or politics, whatever the case may be, it's not worth it. >> reporter: according to one report, explosives were packed into six-liter pressure cookers, placed in duffel backs and left on the ground. investigators say -- bags and left on the ground. investigators say no one is in custody. but they are working quickly. >> this will be a worldwide investigation. we will go to the ends of the earth to identify the subject o
cause of her death. >>> the city will be busy with storm cleanup. alex savidge is in the park side neighborhood where strong winds knocked down trees and caused a lot of damage. >> reporter: city crews have a ton of work to do across san francisco. i will show you one example here behind me. this is actually the under side of a huge tree that was just uprooted when the winds came through here earlier on this week on monday. this is right along sunset boulevard near sloat. it's interesting when this first three came crashing down it knocked down a second tree. it's a similar story across san francisco. dozens of trees were knocked over bioglassy -- knocked over by strong winds. it crushed the backstop there at the baseball field. now this morning we also dropped by the great highway which is still shut down in both directions because of all the sand that was blown from the beach up on to the roadway. the road is blocked off from lincoln to sloat while workers try to remove the piles of sand. but it is a slow process and there is no word on when the highway will reopen. we bring you
in for the exact cause of her death. >>> the city will be busy with storm cleanup. alex savidge is in the park side neighborhood where strong winds knocked down trees and caused a lot of damage. >> reporter: city crews have a ton of work to do across san francisco. i will show you one example here behind me. this is actually the under side of a huge tree that was just uprooted when the winds came through here earlier on this week on monday. this is right along sunset boulevard near sloat. it's interesting when this first three came crashing down it knocked down a second tree. it's a similar story across san francisco. dozens of trees were knocked over bioglassy -- knocked over by strong winds. it crushed the backstop there at the baseball field. now this morning we also dropped by the great highway which is still shut down in both directions because of all the sand that was blown from the beach up on to the roadway. the road is blocked off from lincoln to sloat while workers try to remove the piles of sand. but it is a slow process and there is no word on w
savidge is live outside of her school where security will be tight this morning. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. it will be a difficult day to say the least here. this is rural calaveras county. i'm told there will be grief counselors onhand for the students. they arriving right now. classes will get started in about a half an hour. they will be onhand to help students deal with the sudden loss of leila fowler. she was a third grader sheer, killed over the weekend -- here, killed over the weekend. she was stabbed in her own home. the sign here, we'll miss you layla. a man is described as white or hispanic. authorities say that man broke into the home and stabbed her. leila's 12-year-old brother was home at the time. at this point, investigators are not talking about what the motive have been. but the crime has rattled this rural community about 30 miles northeast of stockton. i talked with the principal at the school. she told me leila was a sweet girl with a big heart. >> it's unfortunate, under these circumstances that you really get -- the whole idea of how many pe
funeral services this afternoon. alex savidge is live in the mission district to tell us why this death is hitting those who knew him particularly hard. alex? >> reporter: well, ken, friends tell me this young man was a good student, a star athlete, who stayed out of trouble. jacob was home from college for spring break, visiting with family last week, when he was killed. today, an entire community came here to this church in the mission to honor his life. as the casket was carried inside st. peter's church in san francisco this afternoon, the parents of 19-year-old jacob valdez were overcome with emotion. students from reardon high school, his alma mater, lined the front steps. his former classmates are struggling to understand what happened. >> i can't really believe it, because he's a really peaceful kind of person, and i never once saw him get angry. when i heard this, it was unbelievable. >> sad to see him go down like that, the way he did. and he was nice to everybody. >> reporter: there was barely enough room for everyone to stand inside the church today. >> all these people here
hours of delays. we have exclusive video of the train pulling into oakland at two. alex savidge is live with passengers' reactions and concerns. >> reporter: some passengers told us they felt a slight jolt. others didn't feel anything at all. everyone we talked to was definitely frustrated by the four hour delay. we talked with passengers as they arrived at the jack london station in oakland about 2:00 this morning. >> this was a coast star light rain with close to 200 people on board. it came off the tracks north of fremont. no one was hurt. amtrak said the train was going slowly at the time because it was in an area where tracks cross so only the front wheels of the front engine derailed. none of the passenger cars went off the tracks. >> another engine had to be brought in to get the train moving again. there took several hours. in the meantime, they were stuck on board. >> some said the crew didn't do a good job of keeping them updated. >> they didn't really, they weren't properly handling the information. people went from being like very happy train passengers to very unhappy train
francisco for the next big disaster was the goal of a major disaster drill today. and as ktvu's alex savidge tells us volunteers were motivated about what happened in both boston and texas. >> reporter: checking on survivors after a large earthquake, that was one of the scenarios volunteers dealt with today during disaster training at everett middle school in san francisco. >> can you get a medic or something in here? >> reporter: on-hand roughly 300 volunteers are nert, the city's neighborhood emergency response team. rebecca lieberspach is learning how to care for her neighbors if there is a disaster. >> the more confident and comfortable we'll feel we'll be able to help people more quickliment with we're the eyes and ears of the police department and the for the and the big one hits they can't do it all. >> reporter: today they are learning how to put out small fires. searching through rubble to find people who are trapped. >> what are you supposed to to for them? >> reporter: and getting triage training from san francisco firefighters. volunteers are tieing these color-clodded ribbons
, but that didn't stop people from heading to taut park. alex savidge was there. >> reporter: running up and down the aisles at at&t park in san francisco today, people pushed themselves to the limit during the 4th annual stadium stampede. it's a two-mile course through the ballpark that includes an exhausting climb to the upper deck. >> halfway through we were panting. >> reporter: this fundraising run benefits the good tidings foundation. a non-profit that builds athletic facilities and puts on art classes in low-income communities. >> it's a great cause to be out here and kind of making it an even playing field for all kids and they have the same opportunities. >> reporter: more than 500 winded runners crossed the finish line raising more than $140,000. before the stair climb kicked off this morning, beach volleyball player and olympic gold medalist kerri walsh jennings helped the runners gets loose. she has been a long time supporter of the good tidings foundation. >> the more you can introduce kids to, the more they take that into adulthood and it's so beautiful to see the recipients. >>
down outside of a san francisco home while visiting during spring-break. ktvu's alex savidge reports. >> reporter: as the casket was carried inside st. peter's church in san francisco this afternoon, the parents ever 19-year-old jacob valdiviezo were overcome with emotion. students from riordan high school, his alma mater lined the front steps his former classmates are struggling to understand what happened. >> i can't really behalf it, because he is a really peaceful kind of person and i never once saw him get angry. when i heard this, it was just unbelievable. >> it was really sad to see him go down like that, the way he did, and he was nice to everybody. >> reporter: there was barely enough room for everyone to stand inside church today. >> all of these people are here for him, it's just a real surreal moment. you don't realize something bad happens until it happens to one of your best friend last saturday valdiviezo was killed outside of his house. police say the shooter asked about his gang affiliation before opening fire. friend and family members say valdiviezo was not in a
. coming up at 7:30 alex savidge will join us live from calaveras county with details on a vigil being held tonight in leila's honor. >>> new information about the arrest of an oregon man accused of carjackings in marin and mona counties. police say a -- sonoma counties. police say a loaded rifle and bullets were found in a car he was driving. brian flores is live in rohnert park right now with more details of this arrest. >> reporter: good morning. rohnert park police arrested 30- year-old jeffrey bois last night he's accused of a carjacking here yesterday afternoon. when police caught up with him, he had devil bullets, six 30- round magazines, a load-bearing vest and a .22 caliber rifle in the back. the victim was just leaving a store on golf course drive around 4:30. bois ordered the man to drive him to a church. when nobody was there, he told him to drive to mountain shadows plaza. the victim was unable to escape and he was unloading the guns and ammos he had into the victim's car. >> there was a flier put out and said his mom called and was supposed to be on the way to the russian cons
got away. alex savidge will have a live report in oakland on this story coming up. >>> a triple shooting in north oakland has killed one and sent two others to the hospital. around 9:30 last night officers say three people were shot on 53rd near children's hospital. they were driven to the emergency room in a van. police tell ktvu one person died at the hospital. we do not know the conditions of the others. the shooting was about a block away from where a woman was fatally shot in front of her young son on wednesday night. >>> police are searching for a man who grabbed and tried to kidnap a two-year-old girl in contra costa county. it happened there pittsburg as she was playing in her front yard on rain drop circle. it was the middle of the afternoon yesterday. police say the man walked up to the little girl, snatched her and ran. officers say the child's mother chase afford that man threatening to call 911. he dropped the girl in bushes and kept running. neighbors say they are furious. >> honestly, there's no words to describe how angry you feel, and how you just want to catch
for passengers and airport employees. alex savidge is live at sfo and we are learning about the deal with the air traffic controllers? alex? >> reporter: after a week of flight delays here in the bay area and across the country, things will get back to normal after the faa furloughs. i checked in with the duty manager. right now, they are seeing some delays between 15 and 30 minutes. that is due to some runway construction here at sfo and not do to staffing levels up in the tower. you remember earlier this week, they quan to furlough air traffic controllers across the country. that meant the planes were taking off and landing less often. that back up was aggravated for passengers. they were the result of sequestration. across the board federal spending cuts. but yesterday, the faa announced it was suspending all employee furloughs after they rushed through a bill. passengers i talked to are pleased congress has worked out a deal. >> that is good news. you don't want delays anywhere. >> we have to get to the airport two hours early. any further delays, it is a terrible experience, right. hats long
the crowds are still strong. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alex. >>> there is new concern about the safety of oakland residents in the event of an emergency. it has to do with how the city communicates with its first responders. according to the "oakland tribune," the east bay regional communications system authority is now refusing to allow oakland to use its new $72 million network. it includes nearly every other public safety agency in alameda and contra costa counties. the problem is oakland has not paid the roughly $1.5 million to join the network. oakland officials say they are concerned about how oakland's interests will be treated if the city joins the network. >>> more than a dozen people have been wounded in a stabbing attack at a texas college. it happened less than three hours ago at lone star community college in the houston suburb of cypress. at least 14 people were stabbed. at least ten have been taken to the hospital. no word on their conditions. one suspect has been taken into custody. >>> as many as 200 students
like the one behind ktvu channel 2 reporter alex savidge. alex, i saw you tweeted that you tried to help move the tree but didn't have much luck. >> reporter: that tree is heavy. that's a big one right there. take a look at it. essentially what happened is, there are two parts to it. it split off in two directions and yeah, it's gonna take some professionals to get this tree to budge at all. this is right on sunset boulevard near sloat. of course, this came toppling down in that fierce wind storm we had earlier on this week. i talked just a short time ago with a spokeswoman with the department of public works here in san francisco. she tells me today crews will be out in force trying to clear trees like this one. they bring in the professionals. they have to cut this thing up. it takes quite a bit of time. across the street, 90 street trees toppled from the wind and one neighbor says he thinks it may take a while before the trees get cleaned up. >> well, the way things are right now, it doesn't affect the -- who knows? >> reporter: check out the damage, meantime, done at this bas
alex savidge. alex, i saw you tweeted that you tried to help move the tree but didn't have much luck. >> reporter: that tree is heavy. that's a big one right there. take a look at it. essentially what happened is, there are two parts to it. it split off in two directions and yeah, it's gonna take some professionals to get this tree to budge at all. this is right on sunset boulevard near sloat. of course, this came toppling down in that fierce wind storm we had earlier on this week. i talked just a short time ago with a spokeswoman with the department of public works here in san francisco. she tells me today crews will be out in force trying to clear trees like this one. they bring in the professionals. they have to cut this thing up. it takes quite a bit of time. across the street, 90 street trees toppled from the wind and one neighbor says he thinks it may take a while before the trees get cleaned up. >> well, the way things are right now, it doesn't affect the -- who knows? >> reporter: check out the damage, meantime, done at this baseball
cover roads in the ocean. alex savidge continues our team coverage where a family had a close call. good afternoon alex. >> reporter: good afternoon to you. from the front of this house, you can't hardly see the damage here, but wait until you see the backside of this place. this is where strong winds took down one of the tall redwood trees early this morning. giving the home anders here a frightening wakeup call. the huge tree trunk came crashing down around 3:00 this morning. crushing the roof of this house. and the scary part this is the bedroom where the husband and wife were sleeping sat the time. both of them were unhurt. the tree trimmer tells me the issue here was the trunk had split into two over the years. >> the problem here it fell from 60 feet in the air it was one landing bulls eye right across the top of the house. typically when a tree falls, it falls from the ground. it has momentum but not like this. >> reporter: in san francisco strong gusts top 8ed this tree- - toppled this tree. forcing muni buses to be stopped. >> we are busy. we are doing the best we can. >> repor
after responding to a berkeley call. we're live on dwight way with alex savidge. >> reporter: police are still trying to sort through why this took place. this was an emergency medical call that for whatever reason turned violent. one berkeley firefighter grazed by a bullet when a man who lives in this house across the street started firing shots at firefighters. this is on the 1200 block of dwight way near san pablo. that firefighter was on the scene and didn't have to go to the hospital. police tell us the shooter is an 88-year-old man. this is video as he was taken away by paramedics for a mental evaluation. there were as many as five berkeley firefighters around 1:45 responding to that medical call when police say the man inside pulled out a gun and started firing shots. one of the firefighters was hit by a bullet but only suffered a glancing wound. the firefighters ran out of the house and police moved in to surround the place. there was a brief standoff between police and this armed man inside. but eventually the accused shooter gave himself up and was taken into custody. polic
. muni will review this at a town hall meeting this week. >>> alex savidge is live to tell us why the city may have trouble getting help from neighboring agencies during a police emergency. >> some argue this could lead first -- leave first responders scrambling during a disaster. one i spoke to disputes the notion. according to the oakland tribune, the east bay communication authority is now refusing the radios to it work on the new $72 million network. now, that network includes nearly every other agency in alameda and contra costa counties. those agencies pay a fee. but oakland has not paid what it cost to join. so that means they could have trouble communicating with other agencies. but they are not blocked from receiving mutual aid. oakland is still considering joining the regional radio network. >> we just need to make sure we're doing our due diligence. the most important thing is that our first responders have the ability to talk to each other in a time of crisis. we're looking at making sure that we optimize our system locally and we are comfortable communicating across t
on the deadly bombings of the boston marathon. ktvu's alex savidge has been monitoring this conference with us in this newsroom and joins us now with the updates. >> reporter: well, good morning. the fbi did confirm a short time ago that a number of people have been questioned in this case but at this point, federal authorities say they do not have anyone in custody in connection with yesterday's attack in boston. at this point, there's no leading theory on what the motive might have been. within the last hour, we did get an update on the fbi on this investigation. this came out of boston. an fbi agent said investigators are still processing the scene of the bombing here near the finish line of the boston marathon. overnight, law enforcement agents searched a townhouse in the town of revere, right outside of boston. investigators were seen pulling a number of trash bags and a duffel bag. this is still an active and fluid case with a lot of leads being followed. >> the mission is clear -- to bring to justice those responsible for the marathon bombing. the american public wants answers, the cit
and world reports list of the top high schools but now it could be forced to shut down. alex savidge has more. >> reporter: good morning. this charter high school in oakland finds itself in an unusual position, threatened with closure. newly-row leased rankings put american indian public chartert among one of the top public schools in california. the troubled charter gets high mark and, in fact, as you can see from this list, it's one of several ranked in the top 20 in california. at the same time, the oakland school has decided to close the school because of accusations of improper financial dealings by the former director. we're showing you video from march when students and staff rallied to save the schools. administrators have taken steps in this regard. 80% of the students here are low income and have a 100% college septemberance rate. i did -- septemberance rate -- acceptance rate. i to have a call in. i have not heard back. barring any successful appeals charter will be pulled and the school will be shut down at the end of june, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> all right. in
't be enough. muni will review this at a town hall meeting this week. >>> alex savidge is live to tell us why the city may have trouble getting help from neighboring agencies during a police emergency. >> some argue this could lead first -- leave first responders scrambling during a disaster. one i spoke to disputes the notion. according to the oakland tribune, the east bay communication authority is now refusing the radios to it work on the new $72 million network. now, that network includes nearly every other agency in alameda and contra costa counties. those agencies pay a fee. but oakland has not paid what it cost to join. so that means they could have trouble communicating with other agencies. but they are not blocked from receiving mutual aid. oakland is still considering joining the regional radio network. >> we just need to make sure we're doing our due diligence. the most important thing is that our first responders have the ability to talk to each other in a time of crisis. we're looking at making sure that we optimize our system locally and
alex savidge is joining us live from belmont with the details on this new ban and also stores that are an exception to the rule. alex. >> there are some. but you know if you live most anywhere in san mateo county, well, you can say goodbye to the plastic grocery bags because today they will no longer be allowed at checkouts. this is all meant to coincide with earth day today. it takes effect in a dozen cities here in this county. the ban applies to super markets, pharmacies, and convenient stores although there is an exception for restaurants as well. you will be able to get those small plastic bags for your produce when you two to the grocery store as well. county leaders say the issue here is that plastic bags end up as litter or landfills and the cleanup costs can be immense. now if you forget to bring your own reusable bags which is what is being encouraged here, grocery stores will have to charge you 10 cents for paper bags at check out. that doesn't sit well with some. >> i feel they are already getting money from taxes that they charge you. they charge you for everythin
are toppling trees and causing power outages. alex savidge is joining us in it'ser city. what kind of problems to they have there? >> reporter: the winds are letting up a bit where we are right now. still the warning is out for drivers. it will be a rough ride. you can see the sign here at the san mateo bridge. we just came across the bridge. our truck was getting blown around quite a bit. there was a high wind advisory in place on all the major bridges around the bay area this morning. the strong gusts have also caused a lot of damage. in san leandro a large branch came crashing down on top of a car. it also took down power lines and that triggered a small outage. that was on the 900 block of joaquin avenue. no one though was hurt there. meantime in pleasant hill a large tree was blown down on top of a pickup truck. and again no one injured in that situation either. now here on the peninsula this morning, a lot of people are waking up in the dark. we checked in with pg&e this morning. they said roughly 20,000 people on the peninsula are witho
. waiting to hear back. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alex. >>> as the legal process begins with the surviving 19-year-old bombing suspect. dianne feinstein is calling for him to be treated as a criminal definite rather than an enemy combatant. >> it's clear for me that the course that can be taken, you have the high value interrogation group, they are skilled. they know how to do this. >> some republican senators have called for johar taur to be labeled -- tsarnaev to be labeled a combatant. feinstein says she does not believe he calls for that. >>> there will be a two and a half mile race at ross common park. runners are encouraged to wear blue and yellow clothing, the official colors of the boston marathon. >>> air traffic controllers are being furloughed this morning. that could mean long flight delays for you travelers. tara moriarty joins us live at sfo to tell us how the fur rows are a -- furloughs are affecting bay area flights. >> reporter: so far, the flights seem to be running smoothly. we won't see the full impact for another hour and a half. at 9:00, that
out power to thousands of people. ktvu's alex savidge joins us live from foster city to tell us about some of the problems. >> reporter: good morning. as you head off to work this mornings, hang onto the steering wheel. we just came across the san mateo bridge not that long ago. you can see the warning is up here. high winds on the bridge and there's a high wind warning in place on all of the major bridges around the bay area this morning. also these strong wind gusts are causing a lot of damage everywhere you look. this was the scene in newark early this morning where a large street toppled on spruce street. it landed close to cars but no damage. firefighters were called in there and they cut up the tree fairly quickly. one man i talked to said he woke up to howling winds. >> the noise of the wind, it was very strong. but i didn't hear anything else. >> reporter: a large tree in pleasant hill was blown down on top of a pickup truck causing some damage there. this happened at 2:00 a.m. at a condo complex on ridgeview road. the building was not damaged. no injuries there. here on the p
security move in the wake of the boston marathon bombings. alex savidge is joining us live to tell us you may be seeing more cameras out there on market street. alex. >> reporter: this is all being prompted by last week's terrorist attack at the boston marathon. and in that case we know surveillance cameras were key to catching the two bombing suspects. now already as we probably have seen, there are a lot of private security cameras up on buildings all along market street, but right now chief greg suhr is pushing to have more cameras installed. cams as that will -- cameras that will be monitored by the police department. it will give police a continuous picture of the crowds. now san francisco already does have cameras that are set up in high crime areas but police don't monitor them in realtime. they only take a look at the video after a crime is taken place. now the chief is planning to present this idea from market street cameras during an upcoming hearing on event safety. supervisor eric marr called for this hearing in response to the boston bombings. one man i talked with a little w
to thousands of people. ktvu's alex savidge is in san mateo county right now. you know some of these trouble spots around the area. alex? >> reporter: well, good morning. yes, here in san mateo county early this morning, the high winds brought down some power lines along highway 84, near the woodside area. that forced a road closure that was in effect just a few miles up from where we were. we just drove up in the area and checked out the situation, it appears that the crews have taken care of the problem there. but across the bay area, strong gusts have caused a lot of damage. i want to show you the scene in newark. that's where a large tree toppled on spruce street. firefighters were called in there to cut up the tree. over in pleasant hill, a large tree was blown down right on top of a pickup truck causing damage there. this was around 2:00 this morning at a condo complex on the 400 block of ridgeview road. the building itself was not damaged. the truck was. the good news, no one was injured. here on the peninsula, downed trees have triggered a ser
francisco's public works department hoping to hear back this morning. live in san francisco i'm alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> let's head back over to sal because that fremont incident with that overturned truck you wonder if people will slow down. >> we are wondering that too. this truck came off the freeway and flipped over on 680 northbound at mission. and someone was injured. now a news chopper 2 is showing us the live pictures. we're also looking at the freeway nearby as you can see traffic is moving along through but you can't use the mission boulevard exit from 680 north. southbound traffic is moving along through. and so far this is not done a major number on the freeway nearby. you can see traffic is still moving well. it is relatively early for this commute. and hopefully this will be taken care of before it becomes a major problem. but our news chopper 2 is looking at it from above. you can see now that these pictures are showing you of a crash last night in the santa cruz mountains where one person was killed when the car went down the embankment on bear creek road near th
francisco i'm alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> let's head back over to sal because that fremont incident with that overturned truck you wonder if people will slow down. >> we are wondering that too. this truck came off the freeway and flipped over on 680 northbound at mission. and someone was injured. now a news chopper 2 is showing us the live pictures. we're also looking at the freeway nearby as you can see traffic is moving along through but you can't use the mission boulevard exit from 680 north. southbound traffic is moving along through. and so far this is not done a major number on the freeway nearby. you can see traffic is still moving well. it is relatively early for this commute. and hopefully this will be taken care of before it becomes a major problem. but our news chopper 2 is looking at it from above. you can see now that these pictures are showing you of a crash last night in the santa cruz mountains where one person was killed when the car went down the embankment on bear creek road near the summit. the car went off the side.
and causing power problems almost every place you look this morning. ktvu alex savidge is joining us live. he is in san leandro right now. we've heard at the problems in the east bay. you are feeling the winds out there right now. >> reporter: they have calmed down somewhat in the east bay. we are at san leandro. you can take a look behind me and see this large tree branch that came down. you can see the damage here. it's right here in the middle of the sidewalk and on top of this car here. obviously a little bit of damage to this car here. let me show you what the scene looked like earlier this morning as emergency crews responded here to this area. this is the 900 block of joaquin. this tree as it same down triggered a power outage in this area. at last check a couple of homes are without power. meantime i want to show you the scene in newark as well as a tree came down on the sidewalk. it was taken down by very strong wind gusts. this is on the 3700 block of spruce street. that is where we saw firefighters move in. they came to chain saw the tree.
this morning. ktvu alex savidge is joining us live. he is in san leandro right now. we've heard at the problems in the east bay. you are feeling the winds out there right now. >> reporter: they have calmed down somewhat in the east bay. we are at san leandro. you can take a look behind me and see this large tree branch that came down. you can see the damage here. it's right here in the middle of the sidewalk and on top of this car here. obviously a little bit of damage to this car here. let me show you what the scene looked like earlier this morning as emergency crews responded here to this area. this is the 900 block of joaquin. this tree as it same down triggered a power outage in this area. at last check a couple of homes are without power. meantime i want to show you the scene in newark as well as a tree came down on the sidewalk. it was taken down by very strong wind gusts. this is on the 3700 block of spruce street. that is where we saw firefighters move in. they came to chain saw the tree. and i did talk with money man who lives in that particular neighborhood and he told me he woke up t
power outages. alex savidge is joining us in it'ser city. what kind of problems to they have there? >> reporter: the winds are letting up a bit where we are right now. still the warning is out for drivers. it will be a rough ride. you can see the sign here at the san mateo bridge. we just came across the bridge. our truck was getting blown around quite a bit. there was a high wind advisory in place on all the major bridges around the bay area this morning. the strong gusts have also caused a lot of damage. in san leandro a large branch came crashing down on top of a car. it also took down power lines and that triggered a small outage. that was on the 900 block of joaquin avenue. no one though was hurt there. meantime in pleasant hill a large tree was blown down on top of a pickup truck. and again no one injured in that situation either. now here on the peninsula this morning, a lot of people are waking up in the dark. we checked in with pg&e this morning. they said roughly 20,000 people on the peninsula are without power. what we are doing we are on the way to portola valley. the r
. live this morning in daly city, alex savidge, ktvu. >>> a san lorenzo high school student killed while playing on the train tracks will be laid to rest next week 15-year-old austin price was hit by a train on thursday night. deputies say price and two friends were playing chick when an amtrak train when he was hit. yesterday, friends brought flowers and wrote messages to remember him. >> he was friendly with everyone. didn't care who you are. he'd go up see your family, be like hi, give you a hug. >> real tough. seriously it's not the same without him. >> services for price have been scheduled for wednesday. >>> san francisco mayor ed lee unveiled a new multi million dollar plan to reduce pedestrian deaths. he made the announcement during the city's first ever walk to work day yesterday. the plan includes up greats to curbs and crosswalks and increased crossing times at intersections. >> if we can narrow the roadway, wide 10 sidewalks, calm traffic, and tame seating, we can save a lot of lives that way. >> san francisco has 17 pedestrian fatalities in 2011, 20 last year and six so far
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